In 2015, Alaska was voted the #1 happiest state in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. In 2016, it came in a close second, right behind Hawaii. But most Alaskans already know how wonderful our state truly is! In fact, when the news came out, Zippia decided to poll our happiness indicator on a smaller scale; Alaskan cities. Their criteria for “Happiest Cities” included short commute, low cost of living, unemployment, having a family, a low poverty rate, and whether the city was well educated. These are the results they gave us!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you been to any of these spots in Alaska? Which is your favorite?